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Private Family Visitation

Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall
Wednesday October 28th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Leona  Vellek

Leona Vellek, 69, of Tyndall, South Dakota, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, South Dakota. The Vellek Family will have a private family visitation at a later date.
Leona Margaret Bartunek was born April 1, 1951 to Joseph and Rose (Krcil) Bartunek at Wagner, South Dakota. She was raised in Wagner and graduated from Wagner Community School.
On June 14, 1968, Leona married Larry Vellek in Long Beach, California. The Velleks lived in California for two years before they relocated to Rapid City, South Dakota for three years. The remainder of their time was spent farming near Tyndall.
Leona was known as a hard-working farm wife. She also worked at Gambles Store until it closed. Leona was a Certified Nursing Assistant and later a Certified Med Aid for 20 years at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center.
Leona loved anything and everything red, white and blue. She was also a supporter of breast cancer research. Leona loved her many cats – especially April and Snickers. She was dedicated and hard-working. Leona will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband of 52 years, Larry Vellek of rural Tyndall; her daughter, Lori (John) Singer of Dakota City, Nebraska; her son, Lloyd (Natalee) Vellek of Washington D.C.; her sister, Josephine Pope of Rapid City, South Dakota; her brother, Clarence (Lillian) Bartunek of Tabor, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Danielle (Luis) of South Sioux City, Nebraska, Michael of Dakota City, Nebraska; Jordan (Drew) of Sioux City, Iowa and Briana (Beau) of Sioux City, Iowa; and six great-grandchildren.
Leona was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Bartunek; mother, Rose Bartunek; and brother, Joey Bartunek.



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I would like to express my sympathies to the family. Its hard to lose a loved one in the family. Prayers to the family!!!

Shirley Woods Oct 27 2020 9:10 PM

My heart is heavy for your family, I will miss our hairdo visits.... Leona was a very kind lady and I always asked about you kids and grandkids. And I was always interested in where Lloyd was moving to or currently living. Will miss hearing about your family... hugs to all of you and I give you my sympathy. And your mom usually had a locker order to pick up for your Dad when she was in Avon.

Nyla Raysby Oct 27 2020 2:21 AM

Larry - Lloyd - Lori Sending you loving thoughts during this sad time. The picture of Leona in the obit is so nice - exactly how I remember her - Take Care

Tami Keller Oct 27 2020 12:08 AM

Leona was a wonderful hard working lady, I had the honor to be her co-work at Good Samaritan Society. Rest In Peace Leona.

Tonya Hofmeyer Oct 26 2020 11:19 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family! May God be with you all at this sad time! RIPCuz.

Fern Meyer Oct 26 2020 9:15 PM

Sympathy to all of you.

John & Carol Wiechmann Oct 24 2020 9:55 PM